accuser

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From Middle English acuser, accusour, borrowed from Old French accusour, from Latin accusator, from accusare. Equivalent to accuse +‎ -er. Doublet of accusator.

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accuser (plural accusers)

  1. One who accuses; one who brings a charge of crime or fault.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French accuser, from Old French acuser, accuser, borrowed from Latin accūsāre, present active infinitive of accūsō.

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accuser

  1. (transitive) to accuse
  2. (transitive) to find fault with.
    • 1857, Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary, page 180:
      Emma portait sa lettre au bout du jardin... Rodolphe venait l'y chercher et en plaçait une autre, qu'elle accusait toujours d'être trop courte.
      Emma took her letter to the end of the garden... Rodolphe came and fetched it and put another in its place, which she always found fault with for being too short.
  3. (intransitive, formal) to show; to reveal.

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Latin[edit]

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accūser

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of accūsō

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French acuser, accuser, borrowed from Latin accuso, accusare.

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accuser

  1. to accuse

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  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

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